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Indigitalized Métis Sash Making with Jon Corbett @MRU Maker Space

Inspired by the work of Jeffrey Gibson in the exhibition Time Carriers on view at Esker Foundation, 28 September- 20 December 2019.

In this workshop participants will work with Corbett’s new App to pattern and weave an important part of their own story, designing a Métis style digital sash. Sashes may be printed in two-dimensions, or participants may begin to weave their sash in three-dimensions.

Jon Corbett is a contemporary Indigenous (Cree, Saulteaux and Métis) multi-media artist whose practice explores Indigenous forms of expression that were unavailable to him due to his grandmother’s assimilation to a homogenized Canadian ideal. Using code, he stitches together traditional Métis beading practice to create digital beaded portraits of four generations of his family. For more information visit: https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/photos/transformer-jon-corbett and

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/288839868_INDIGITALIZED_traditional_Metis_artistic_expression_in_contemporary_media_art

Workshop locations:

Mount Royal University Maker Space (Nov. 6 & 7)

Central Library Maker Space (Nov. 9)